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National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) Public Data Sets

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

NFLIS data provides the community with midyear and annual reports highlighting trends in seized drug data submitted to and analyzed in laboratories. The tables report results by frequently reported substances, by geography, and by year. The tables are publicly posted to provide easy access to the most frequently requested NFLIS data.

NFLIS began in September 1997 as a single data collection effort of drug chemistry analysis results from by local, State, and Federal forensic laboratories (now called NFLIS-Drug). These laboratories analyze substances secured in law enforcement operations across the country. NFLIS-Drug includes voluntary participation from 50 State systems and 111 local or municipal laboratories/laboratory systems. The NFLIS-Drug Snapshots highlight new and emerging drugs, and the public data tables show drug reports by state from 2007 through present.

The NFLIS program has since expanded the scope of data collection to include public and private toxicology laboratory data on toxicological findings from antemortem and postmortem drug testing (NFLIS-Tox) and medical examiner and coroner office data regarding deaths in which drugs were identified (NFLIS-MEC).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOJ JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher Drug Enforcement Administration
Identifier 455
Data First Published 2014-01-25T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2023-07-21T00:00:00
Category geospatial
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Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
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Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial U.S. states
Program Code 011:000
Publisher Hierarchy Department of Justice > Drug Enforcement Administration
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Source Hash 6cef30389697c44deb1e7f78d87459eaa5faeff41f819760f694e5031bc41415
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